Police Seek Tips In Craigslist Killing

HAZEL PARK (WWJ/AP) – Hazel Park police are on the hunt for a killer.  Investigators say that 19-year-old Jonathan Clements of Hazel Park was fatally shot Tuesday night on Crossley Street, where he had arranged to purchase a cell phone. 

Police, responding to a 9-1-1 call, found the young man on the ground, moaning. He later died at Beaumont Hospital. 

Hazel Park Police Chief David Niedemeier has no doubts that the murder was the result of a robbery linked to an ad that Clements had placed on Craigslist.

Speaking to WWJ, Niedemeier asked if saving those $50 dollars through the classifieds web site is really worth the risk.

“Unfortunately, there’s no way to completely safeguard yourself. Meeting in a public place, bringing someone with you — those kinds of things are definitely helpful, but there’s no advice someone can give anybody to completely prevent them from becoming a victim of crime,” Niedemeier said.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Hazel Park Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-SpeakUp.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


One Comment

  1. Ramona says:

    What an incredibly insensitive remark by Chief Niedemeier. Of course $50 is not worth dying over. Maybe Niedemeier should try and find the murderer and stop blaming the victim.

  2. Jesus says:

    N*ggers are subhumans who should be castrated at “birth” spawning.

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